These names of the rivers have to be looked at symbolically, as the very name of a particular river evokes images of a particular region, its flora and fauna, and most importantly, its people – who live on the banks of these rivers. Even the severest critic would admit that these films at least try in earnest to uphold the pangs, pathos and aspirations of our people. To be a full-bloomed alternative film movement, there has to be alternative full-length films. He cleans up an old dilapidated grave and by declaring it as the shrine of a famous Pir a holy man begins to worship it. The reasoning becomes more imperative, as because, the way the pathological killers of now pretend good Samaritan in the parliament, and the way fundamentalists are muscling up wielding their swords, one may justifiably have the eerie feeling that democracy is still in a very vulnerable situation in Bangladesh. Cultural organisations, student and youth organisations, trade unions, mass organisations in the districts and sub-districts have provided us an off-cine-hall parallel network. Next Story Sensing potential, film production houses rush
Experience of Alternative Distribution We are aware of the fact that cinema is an exceptional form of art, an art akin to an industry which requires not only artistic skills, but money, equipments, raw-materials and manpower. Both his novels are on the backdrop of partition. It is one of our age old demand to establish a National Film Centre in Bangladesh. However, the common thread between Mokammel’s shuttle forth and back between feature and documentary is his abiding faith in values of secularism and commitment to the problems faced by people at the lowest rung of society. Retrieved from ” https: Our movement is often compared with the Group Theatre Movement in Bangladesh which by now has come of age and has carved a niche in home and abroad.
Partition of was never an effective solution so far differences between the communities are concerned,” with this conviction, Mokammel is now shooting his film.
B’deshi film industry at its lowest ebb: Tanvir Mokammel – C S Bhattacharjee – The Sunday Indian
Are you happy with the way Bangladeshi film industry is functioning today? The reasoning becomes more imperative, as because, the way the pathological killers of now pretend good Samaritan in the parliament, and the way fundamentalists are muscling up wielding their swords, one may justifiably have the eerie feeling that democracy is still in a very vulnerable situation in Bangladesh.
Tanvir Mokammel has written fourteen books, which includes books on cinema, novels, poems, essays, literary criticism and translation works. So by becoming a film-activist each of us essentially ends up being a political activist too.
It is too early to prophesy the finale, but we believe that through these endeavours, a socially and artistically committed alternative cinema will emerge in Bangladesh. Events like this are not time-bound.
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In Bangladesh it is rather the sensation of challenging the existing political taboos which make these films popular. Lots of film institute graduates work behind the camera in Indian cinema which gives these films a professional look. His last fiction was highly-acclaimed “Jibondhuli” The Drummer indjstry, a film in the backdrop of the Liberation War of Bangladesh in In Dhaka, the symbol is often a youth amidst the decay of the values of the liberation war.
Both his novels are on the backdrop of partition.
B’deshi film industry at its lowest ebb: Tanvir Mokammel
I think the days of amateurishness should be over by now, and the alternative film-makers should now show professionalism in handling their stuff. An utter nonsense of course, as Kolkata, being in the same latitude, and being no less wet and humid than Dhaka, had busy film studios and a throbbing film-industry. March 8in Khulna, East Pakistan [now in Bangladesh]. With digital effects, massive positive changes are taking place in the visual quality of video and new highly professional format of tapes are being researched upon for preservation of film.
A native newcomer is often at loss under which Ministry cinema is now, by the way, honest, where is it now?
Bangladesh film industry is at its nadir now. To a question if geographical division of India and Bangladesh has also created a division in the minds of the people irrespective of their religion, he said, inxustry of the rationales of the Partition was that it would reduce communalism that was existing between the two communities at that time.
It is curious to see that most of these short-film-makers began their career by venturing at least one film on the backdrop of Tanvir Mokammel has authored twelve books. Subsequently a new vista opened up in the alternative horizon of Bangladesh filmdom.
It seems that lot of the problems of alternative cinema in Bangladesh are actually the problems of underdevelopment. Edit Did You Know? Can you refer a film on this theme which portrayed the issue?
Recently teen-age love has tanbir the most lucrative theme, understandably, as in each decade a new generation of teen-agers appear and to cater them new teen-age love films turn out to be good money-spinners. February 15,4: Among all arts, cinema has the least chance to be a product in a vacuum.
Regarding other subject-oriented “documentaries”! All the existing censorship Acts of Bangladesh have basically emanated from the British India Cinematograph Act of A brief visit to any video-shop around the street corner will show you what I mean. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat But I think the conditions between the two are organically different.